What is Tenant Based Rental Assistance?

The Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) provides subsidized housing for tenant based housing. Tenants select private rental housing that meets occupancy standards and passes an inspection. This program is similar to the Section 8 voucher program provided by local housing authorities. To qualify for TBRA households must be at or below 60% of area median income (AMI) based on the AMI of the county in which they currently reside.  Households meeting eligibility guidelines will be selected on a first come first served basis.  Households participating in the TBRA program must continue to meet the income guidelines to remain in the program. The TBRA program is currently full. Interested applicants should contact Project and Program Specialist, Faith Tray at 641-682-8741 or by email to be put on the waiting list.